Facts about Computer and Internet

Computer and Internet Facts

1. Bill Gates house was designed using a Macintosh computer.

2. By the year 2012 there will be approximately 17 billion devices connected to the Internet.

3. Domain names are being registered at a rate of more than one million names every month.

4. E-mail has been around longer than the World Wide Web.

5. In the 1980s, an IBM computer wasn't considered 100% compatible unless it could run Microsoft Flight Simulator*.

6. MySpace reports over 110 million registered users. Were it a country, it would be the tenth largest, just behind Mexico.

7. The average 21 year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, has exchanged 250,000 e-mails, instant and text messages and has spent 10,000 hours on the mobile phone.

8. The First banner advertising was used in 1994.

9. The First Computer Mouse was invented by Doug Engelbart in around 1964 and was made of wood.

10. The First domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.

11. The World's First computer, called the Z1, was invented by Konrad Zuse in 1936. His next invention, the Z2 was finished in 1939 and was the first fully functioning electro-mechanical computer.

12. There are approximately 1.06 billion instant messaging accounts worldwide.

13. While it took the radio 38 years, and the television a short 13 years, it took the World Wide Web only 4 years to reach 50 million users.

14. A program named "Rother J" was the First computer virus to come into sight "in the wild" - that is, outside the single computer or lab where it was created.

15. The worst MS-DOS virus ever, Michelangelo (1991) attacked the boot sector of your hard drive and any floppy drive inserted into the computer, which caused the virus to spread rapidly.

16. The First popular Web Browser was called Mosaic and was released in 1993.

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